Planned Giving

A planned gift is a charitable donation arranged during a donor’s lifetime, leaving some or all of their estate to a cause they care about. For Southridge School donors, that might mean:

  • Naming Southridge School as a charitable beneficiary in your will
  • Designating Southridge School as an owner or beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan
  • Donating real estate or land to Southridge, either giving it outright or retaining the use of it during your lifetime

A planned gift can help you achieve your philanthropic objectives as well as your tax and financial goals. Most importantly, however, when you make a planned gift to Southridge School, you are leaving a legacy. You may never meet them, but, through your foresight, future generations of students will make a difference in the world. This is your legacy.

A planned gift does not have to be complicated, but it does require careful consideration. Our Director of Advancement would be pleased to discuss options with you, but we also recommend that you contact your tax, financial and/or legal advisors about your wishes.

At Southridge, we know that a planned gift is an extraordinary gesture of commitment, support and trust. We also feel that it is important to thank and recognize our planned giving donors during their lifetime. When you make a planned gift to Southridge, you are considered a member of the Southridge Legacy Circle and your story – your legacy – lives on. Informing us of your intentions during your lifetime, allows us to recognize you in our Annual Report, invite you to special School events, and create a personalized legacy video for you as a gesture of our sincerest appreciation.

For more information about making a planned gift to Southridge School, contact:

Christiane Hodson
Director of Advancement
Phone: (604) 542-2330

"I can’t think of a better way to contribute to making a difference in the world than to commit my time and money to Southridge. I think of Southridge as having a multiplier effect on my giving. The more students that go through the Southridge program, the greater the difference they make in the world."
Dr. Wayne Peace, past parent and Southridge Legacy Circle member

"The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit."
Nelson Henderson